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In which I try my hand at DeviantArt.

The tablet that we’ve had since Bub was a baby decided to die a peaceful death from old age, so I went on ahead and replaced that — it doesn’t surprise me that it died since it was that old, but hooking it up to all of the computers that we have in this house and not getting it to function in any capacity nailed the whole “it died” thing for me, because for the life of me I couldn’t get any of them to recognize it when plugged in via USB and we live in a plug and play world. I wound up getting the same exact make and model as our old tablet, which was almost wonderfully ironic… I guess that’s one less thing that I have to learn how to navigate, although I haven’t actually used a tablet in awhile, so it’s going to take a bit of time for me to get used to drawing on a tablet again. But I do want to learn how to do it again while the kids are in bed, and I suppose that is the best time for me to practice on it. That said, I went on ahead and made a DeviantArt account that my intentions are to post art and photography on, the former of which I’ll work on while they’re sleeping each night. I haven’t exactly heard bad things about DeviantArt, so I was like, well… why not? Heh.

Meanwhile, Bub and I have been playing through some of the old games that they have on the repository (what do you call that) that having a Nintendo Switch online subscription gives you free access to. We found out the hard way that you can only have one “suspend state” save file, although luckily we didn’t have any really far out, advanced save files at the end of a game. It’s good that we know this now though. Right now we’re prioritizing working on Kirby’s Adventure, then we may play Super Mario Bros. 3 and go on from there.

All of the games to play, so little time to play them!

Since we have a Nintendo Online subscription (I’m pretty sure that’s what you call “having paid for additional services”, seeing as how they are the cheapest of the three… add-on services, between Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony, and definitely worth it for what you can get), Bub and I have been playing Kirby’s Adventure, Super Mario Bros. 3, and Splatoon 2 online with people whenever we’ve had some additional time as a direct result of that. Reacquainting with games that I used to play as a child has been really fun, as has being able to show them to my own child… not to mention getting good at some of these games again in front of said child, much to his amusement and my own delight. As time goes on, I’d also like to introduce him to Dr. Mario, some of the Donkey Kong games, Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Wario’s Woods, and Yoshi. I may also introduce him to The Legend of Zelda since it’s also on here. There are also the old Super Nintendo games, and Kirby’s Dream Course, Kirby’s Dream Land 3, Kirby Super Star, Super Mario World, Yoshi’s Island, as well as one of the old Mario Kart games, and possibly another Zelda game that we can play together. These are a lot of additional games free with a subscription!

There’s also the fact that a Nintendo subscription is half the price of a Microsoft or Sony subscription now.

I don’t mind continuing to have a Nintendo subscription for this reason, because we have been utilizing ours.